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Teddy's Day Out

By chase
Alison ( AlleyCatz) & I went to a fantastic location yesterday & found the most amazing spiral staicase in an abandoned building.It was probably the best part of 50 feet high.
We took along my Granddaughter & a load of props,sadly we were unable to take most of the props with us as we had to scramble through a wire fence, down a couple of ditches & pick our way through loads of abandoned rooms to get there...all good fun...we had a whale of a time really Wink
The light was ok,daylight streamed through the huge broken windows right onto the staicase...a revisit is planned to explore this location further.
The props were mostly bought from charity shops ....including the beautiful dress & hat Paige is wearing.
Never thought I would do the Urbex stuff at my time of life,still....... there is a first time for everything Wink

Thanks for the day Alison, ....... Paige was a stunning model for us both wasn't she ?

This is probably my favorite image from our escapade...there are a few more so be prepared,as I know Alison had a couple of goodies too Wink

1/10th sec with tripod
ISO 200
F/L 35mm
Raw file converted in Lightroom.
A couple of very subtle textures added in Photoshop,hence the DM category.

Thanks for taking the time to look.
Janet xx

Tags: Hat Child Architecture Girl Digitally manipulated Spiral staircase Paige Portraits and people A and jsurbexing day out

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Sezz 16 619 15 England
23 Aug 2010 5:05PM
Wow I just love this Janet - the backround/location is fab' the compositioin very well thought out and Paige's red skirt just contrasts so perfectly! Love the teddy too and the hat and ..... Shortlisted Smile

Sarah *
John_Horner 15 12 2 England
23 Aug 2010 5:09PM
This is really superb. What a wonderful image and excellent processing too.
Plaudist abound.
davidhu 15 19 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2010 5:10PM
Fine piece of work Janet. Love the light falling on your model's face and the contrast between the glammed up outfit and the grungey backdrop.
Top notch.
Cormy 13 3 England
23 Aug 2010 5:16PM
Stunning !!!!!!!
nimmo47 12 6 England
23 Aug 2010 5:43PM
Stunning capture, well composed.
Charlesmoss 11 14 England
23 Aug 2010 5:46PM
Very good portrait. Woundn't say to much about what you did or H&S will be banging on the door.
Regards Charles
hasslebladuk 11 1 6 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2010 6:08PM
A lovely portrait well done
polly470 11 25 8 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2010 6:13PM
My favorite picture so far - just love everything about it - you are one cracking photographer.......
cassiecat 12 39 46 England
23 Aug 2010 6:16PM
love it. shortlisted.lesley
cuffit Plus
14 353 7 England
23 Aug 2010 6:21PM
Crystal clear, a great photo. Chris
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
23 Aug 2010 6:23PM
She has huge feet....Smile
Cor 12 Belgium
23 Aug 2010 6:26PM
SUPERB +++++
Chant57 Plus
15 395 3 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2010 6:27PM
Looks a superb location and a delightful model. Well thought out, executed and processed. Super work
DaveU 15 1.4k 126 England
23 Aug 2010 6:30PM
It's a beauty Janet ..... and I WANT to go to that building Smile

And does'nt Cole know that it is not gentlemanly to comment on the size of a woman's feet or hands? Blimey.
chase Plus
15 2.1k 541 England
23 Aug 2010 6:31PM
Thanks all.
Lol least she isn't wearing stripey socks....we took them off ! Tongue

Dave,you could go but we would have to kill you afterwards Wink

Janet xx
DaveU 15 1.4k 126 England
23 Aug 2010 6:34PM
Could'nt you kill Rog instead?
chase Plus
15 2.1k 541 England
23 Aug 2010 6:39PM
Hehehe...poor Rog...that's mean Dave...we'll just kill you both.......seemples peeps Wink
AlleyCatz 14 274 6 England
23 Aug 2010 6:41PM
Hey you leave Rog out of this....he is the good one! Tongue

What a beauty janet....image and Peggy...
A must viewed large
Excellent result

Thanks for an ace day Janet it was a blast! Smile

chase Plus
15 2.1k 541 England
23 Aug 2010 6:51PM
Thanks for the mod Dave,I really like that desaturated look to it too.
There was so much I could have done with this image & I'm sure there is another 'step' to take with the PP,would possibly have liked it a little darker,with an 'Old Masters' look to it....I'll be fiddlin' Wink

Blast is an undertatement Mrs Catz Wink

Janet xx
NevP 15 853 13 Canada
23 Aug 2010 6:55PM
sherlob Plus
15 3.2k 130 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2010 7:26PM
Just seen AlleyCatz uplaod and thought wow! And now I feel a sense of deja vu not because the shots are similar, but because of the wow factor...
James_C Plus
11 38 57 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2010 7:29PM

AlleyCatz 14 274 6 England
23 Aug 2010 8:02PM

Quote:Never thought I would do the Urbex stuff at my time of life,still....... there is a first time for everything

....there's life in the ole dog yet Wink

chase Plus
15 2.1k 541 England
23 Aug 2010 8:15PM

Quote:.there's life in the ole dog yet

cheeky !! Wink

Thanks everyone,your comments are much appreciated.
We did try to take different images Adam,but some of them were just too good to we didn't Wink
Janet xx
chris-p Plus
15 73 England
23 Aug 2010 8:38PM
Simply lovely...
Graham_P 14 1 19 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2010 8:46PM
Love the way you've captured this one Janet, what a great model your grandaughter makes,

bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 51 England
23 Aug 2010 8:49PM
Beautiful Janet - great location and a lovely little model you have there.
MickyMc 13 8 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2010 8:53PM
Beautiful and I like the de saturated look too.
23 Aug 2010 9:02PM
1st Class image Janet,an absolute stunner !
SurreyHillsMan 13 27 2 England
23 Aug 2010 9:27PM
Fabulous Janet

chase Plus
15 2.1k 541 England
23 Aug 2010 10:00PM
Thanks all.

Hi Graham & many thanks for your UA,I'm well pleased with that Smile

Janet xx
ValSaxby 15 146 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2010 10:05PM
Love this - she really is a great little model, and teddy didnt do too bad either. Excellent work. Val
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2010 10:09PM
banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4217 Canada
23 Aug 2010 10:29PM
Worth all the effort, this is is excellent, and the model is simply outstanding, - you can tell her I said!


chase Plus
15 2.1k 541 England
23 Aug 2010 10:41PM
I sure will tell her Willie,she loves compliments...thankyou Smile
It did cost us though...a bag of Haribo Mix & a couple of Milky Ways ! Wink
23 Aug 2010 10:55PM
Superb shot,
MandyD 12 16,777.2k 1 England
23 Aug 2010 10:56PM
Wonderful Janet, such a great setting and a lovely little model.
24 Aug 2010 12:26AM
An absolute classic.

f8 17 9.2k 22 England
24 Aug 2010 12:55AM
I really like this Alison,so simple,but works so well with the surroundings.
I have made a mod,not that it really needs it but I couldn't resist the temptation,hope you approve.
24 Aug 2010 5:27AM
Fabulous image/work - well done indeed

chase Plus
15 2.1k 541 England
24 Aug 2010 7:31AM
Thankyou all.

Many thanks Sarah & John for your UA's,lovely compliments Smile

Resistance is futile Stuart,thankyou for taking the time to do a mod for me,perhaps a touch on the brighter side of where I was going with this one but it's good to see what someone else may have done with it.

Janet xx
Tonyd3 16 1.1k 18 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2010 9:33AM
You old Ubexer you Smile, well done Jan well worth the climbing and the light is so well done. Dont these places make your heart sing?
Personally this is the photo of the week.......

Stace Plus
12 2 2 England
24 Aug 2010 1:13PM

chase Plus
15 2.1k 541 England
24 Aug 2010 5:33PM
Thanks all & thankyou for your UA Tony,very much appreciated Smile
Hi Pete & thanks for the HC too....I'm well chuffed now & so will Paige be Smile

Tony....less of the old please Wink but thanks for the lovely compliment ...yep,as soon as we saw this place we couldn't wait to get in,that huge spiral staircase was the icing on the cake.
Janet xx
AlleyCatz 14 274 6 England
24 Aug 2010 5:52PM

Congrats on all your awards Smile Smile

Eviscera 14 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2010 6:23PM
Beautiful Jan.
wyatturp 15 2 England
24 Aug 2010 8:15PM
Hi - Doug's wife Sharon here. Had a look at this whilst hubby was on the computer - and WOW - this is really great!!!!!!!!!

Sharon x
chase Plus
15 2.1k 541 England
24 Aug 2010 8:24PM
Thanks guys.

Hi Sharon,I'm glad you like her & please thank Doug for his UA whilst you are there Wink

Janet xx
wyatturp 15 2 England
24 Aug 2010 8:32PM
Got the computer back now Janet , this looks super well done, half and half award hereSmile

24 Aug 2010 9:00PM
Fantastic Janet.
Richsr 13 91 223 England
25 Aug 2010 4:08PM
Stunning work Janet. well deserved HC.
Regards Richard
davidhu 15 19 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2010 12:06PM
Congrats on the HC. My pic of the week so it gets the gong.
chase Plus
15 2.1k 541 England
26 Aug 2010 12:39PM
Many thanks all,I am overwhelmed by your responses on this image....looks fabulous printed BTW Smile
many thanks for your UA Dave Smile
Janet xx
chase Plus
15 2.1k 541 England
26 Aug 2010 6:01PM
Hey Cole,thanks for your UA too...blimey,I'm flattered Smile
Janet xx
RogBrown 14 3.1k 10 England
26 Aug 2010 11:04PM
Gorgeous model & location. Did you use a reflector to get the light on her face or did her shirt do the job for you?
chase Plus
15 2.1k 541 England
27 Aug 2010 7:54AM
No reflectors Rog,just the available light & the light top to her dress.
StevenPrice 16 30 2 England
5 Sep 2010 8:42AM
superb work Janet love the textures & light.
Paree 16 616 3
16 Sep 2010 8:20PM
missed this one
it is truly very special
clever you

Valerie1 13 68 Northern Ireland
22 Sep 2010 11:48AM
Fantastic capture of a gorgeous model. Well worth the track through the derelict building.
helenlinda Plus
13 374 22 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2010 11:23AM
Stunning work - congratulations on its very well deserved awards
silverfoxey 11 17 2 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2013 6:21PM
What to say Janet, I'm blown away by your talent and portfolio, wonderful collection! Love this shot, and amazing that you found this staircase and the abandoned building. Looks like a film set. Stiil gobsmacked! James Smile

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